The Star Beacon; Ashtabula, Ohio

December 25, 2012

Charles Richards


Star Beacon

PAINESVILLE — Charles “Chuck” Richards, age 72, of Painesville, Ohio, passed away Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012, at Cardinal Woods Skilled Nursing And Rehab in Madison, Ohio.

He was born Feb. 15, 1940, in New York, to Mary (Reiner) and Phillip Charles Richards. Chuck served in the U.S. Navy, stationed in Hawaii.

He married Judy (McElhaney), his childhood sweetheart on Nov. 28, 1959 and worked as a Painesville City Police Officer before he began his career at Lincoln Electric where he retired in the early 2000’s.

He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles in Painesville. Chuck enjoyed traveling with his wife and their trips to Seneca and he especially enjoyed spending time with his family.

He is survived by his daughters, Tammy (Bill) Shreves of Madison and Cindy (Andrew) Zitney and Jodi (Bruce) Holcomb, both of Columbus, Ohio; grandchildren, Kayla and Katie Jo Shreves, Andi Rae and Emily Zitney, and Ellen, Brett and Addison Holcomb.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Judy; and his parents.

Friends will be received from 1 to 3 p.m., Friday, Dec. 28th, at The Behm Family Funeral Home, 26 River St., Madison, Ohio, with a Memorial Service to follow at 3 p.m. Final Resting Place will be at Fairview Cemetery, Madison.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Odyssey Hospice, 6140 Parkland Blvd., Suite 105, Mayfield Heights, Ohio 44124.

Obituary and condolences at www.behmfuneral.com and starbeacon.com.